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2014 Chevrolet Malibu

A Meaningful Midsize Mulligan First dates can be rough. We've all been there – forcing your way through some conversation, trying to find common ground, nibbling your way through a meal you'll no doubt end up paying for yourself. The person across the table may be perfectly nice, and means well, but you just aren't feeling it. The spark isn't there. Our initial encounter with the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu was like that – an experience we'll look back on with a shrug and a "meh." And we aren't alone. After it launched, the 'Bu was met with lukewarm-at-best reviews, comparison... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.5L I4
Power:
196 HP / 186 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$22,140
As-Tested Price:
$33,450
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